The Locker Room with Patrick Chan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ever wonder what high performance athletes are like outside of training and competing? Well now you can find out!

Get to know some of the world-class athletes that Canadian Sport Institute Ontario works with and assists through a new feature we call - The Locker Room.

This month, three-time World Champion men’s figure skater and proud CSIO athlete, Patrick Chan took some time as he prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics to take part in our Q & A. Check out what Patrick has to say in The Locker Room!

Name: Patrick Chan
Age: 23
Sport: Men’s Figure Skating
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Where do you live/train now: Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Team/Club: Granite Club
Language(s): English & French
Twitter Handle: @pchiddy
Personal Website:
patrickchan.ca

1. How did you get started in your sport?
I wanted to play hockey and my Mom heard that figure skating lessons were a great way to learn how to skate. Once I started figure skating I fell in love with the sport and I was never reminded about hockey.

2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career in sport?
My parents. They have supported me throughout my whole career and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for their support. Mr. Osborne Colson - my first coach who taught me everything about figure skating. His techniques and teachings are still visible in my skating to this day.

3. What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
I try to eat gluten free during competitions.

4. Do you have any superstitions?
No, only routines. I always tie my right skate first.

5. What is your favourite ‘cheat’ meal?
McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries.

6. Do you have any hidden talents?
I am very good at racing go-karts.

7. What was the last book you read?
World War Z

8. What was the last picture you took on your phone?
A photo of me at the Winter Classic.

9. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Good luck in Sochi, Patrick! #WECAN

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